Sunday, February 22, 2015

Miasma


The President says that religion isn't responsible for terrorism; people are responsible for terrorism. Other voices maintain that Islam seeks to destroy Christianity. Did you ever wonder what Mohammed said about relations between Islam and Christianity? And what does Jesus teach those called to the name Christian?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Miasma by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Cheraw Brick Works

If we take the word “repent” to mean the process of realizing we’re on the wrong path and a recognition that it is time and past time for us to commit to a change of course, we all know what a difficult message that is to swallow.

When I was a child, my family vacationed in Myrtle
Beach. Dad drove. One trip, he decided he had found a short cut. The road became more and more desolate and rocky but Dad was sure he was on the right road and refused to turn around. Mom was equally sure they’d find our bleached bones one day but Dad wouldn't give up, no matter how desolate the road became.


Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Cheraw Brick Works to find out where we wound up by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Birds on a Wire


I have so many good friends who don't give a hoot about church or God. They are not dumb, or hard-hearted. Generally, they are compassionate people with good minds and equally kind dispositions or they wouldn't be my friends. When I scratch my head over them, I sometimes wonder why God has not called to them more strongly.
Then I think, “And what business is it of yours that God calls one and not another?” My friends, my birds on a wire, sit upon unimaginable power, but remain unaware of it because they have not connected with it. That's God's business. Our business is to bring the simple message of Jesus into the world just as He did.
“Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.”
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Birds on a Wire by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Losing It

Everybody you meet is fighting battles you know nothing about. It sounds strange to modern ears, but one of the handiest ways to refer to those battles is the now-antique sounding phrase "unclean spirits". Surely we don't believe in such a superstitious concept. Or do we?


Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Losing It by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

It's A Mess


The film “American Sniper” has generated a lot of controversy. That's good. The issues raised in the controversy are important. I'm not going to tell you what you think about that. That is your responsibility, but whatever conclusion you reach, I pray that you will examine with courage and clarity the source of the assumptions that brought you to whatever conclusion you reach.

The ultimate weakness of violence,” observed Martin Luther King, Jr., “is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.” 

"A working definition of insanity", said Albert Einstein, "is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."Are we doing it wrong?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, "It's a Mess" by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Eli's Coming

We shall not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder. We've become so taken with our abilities to puzzle out the world's wonders that we stand in peril of losing the ability to be awed. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Eli's Coming by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text. Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.
 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Dragon of Chaos

The events in France once more focus our attention, as Christians, on our own internal narrative -- our understanding of the way the world works. It is to that internal narrative that we turn to tell us what our reaction to the horrors the news media bring us daily. What do we think a just reaction to terrorism would be?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Dragon of Chaos by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.